My dream rifle, the “Last Rifle I’ll Ever Need” is almost complete. I just got these photos of the Ruger No. 1 and it looks amazing.
Owen Armstrong of Rifles Refined did an amazing job on the custom stock set. The hand carved black walnut stocks feature hand cut stippling and decorative lines, as well as a hidden riser so that I can go between iron sights and glass and still keep a good cheek-stock weld.
Much of the wait time on this rifle was unanticipated. No one expected our benevolent overlords (in their infinite wisdom) to take months to approve two pieces of wood crossing the border from Canada to the US. Of course, once carved, they became gun parts, and thus treated exactly as would parts for a full auto Bulgarian AK-47.
There have been a bunch of little details Stewart got just right, like the sights, and he’s got a few more details to finish out before the first firing. Then it’s headed to Texas and my eager arms.
Then it will travel with me to Idaho, Wyoming, Alaska, Argentina, Africa, and the world.
As promised, I’ll keep TTAG up to date on performance and the finished product.
Any suggestions on a world class leather maker for a sling (a real sling, not carrying strap) and scabbard?